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Explore Leeds

Explore Leeds with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, flights, holiday packages and more!

Expedia car hire in Leeds comes with No Hidden Fees

Why hire a car in Leeds?

Known as ‘the capital of the north’, Yorkshire’s largest and fastest-growing city can trace its roots back to the 5th century. Combining a proud industrial heritage with a thriving contemporary urban scene, Leeds is the ideal spot for you to enjoy big city culture and rural escapes. A hire car in Leeds is perfect for exploring the breathtaking Yorkshire landscapes and nearby coastlines, plUSA neighbouring towns and cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton and Stockport.

How to get to and around Leeds?

If you’re flying into Leeds Bradford International Airport, then it’s an eight-mile journey by rental car to Leedscity centre, via the A65. En route, you can stop off at Kirkstall Abbey, a picturesque 12th century ruined monastery. Or you can take a stroll along the banks of the river Aire and even enjoy a picnic if the day is fine.

What brands are available?

There are various local hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including well-known brands such as Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise. Some offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Leeds

Leeds has a number of charming shopping arcades filled with independent boutiques that you can spend hours browsing. History lovers will also enjoy the Royal Armouries Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum. By night you can take in a play at the Yorkshire Playhouse or Leeds Grand Theatre, or enjoy a drink in the buzzing Call Lane bar area.

There’s much to see outside the city too. Travelling by hire car is the ideal way to explore the atmospheric moors to the north of Leeds , including the famous Haworth Parsonage, home of the Bronte sisters. Five miles from the city is Temple Newsam House, a stately home set in peaceful parkland and filled with priceless art. Just 45 minutes outside Leeds is Yorkshire Dales National Park, a stunning site of rolling hills and river valleys.

Nearby coastal towns include Whitby, famous for being the setting of Dracula, and Scarborough, a classic British seaside resort.

Tips and tricks for driving in Leeds

If you’re visiting from abroad, remember that the UK is left-hand drive. Both the Yorkshire Moors and Dales make for very pleasant driving spots, but be aware that roads can be narrow, winding and rugged. You may even encounter the odd sheep, cow or deer, so take special care in rural areas at night. Always check local area speed limits. Remember that it’s illegal to use a mobile phone while driving in the UK.

Ready to plan your Leeds city break?

Feeling inspired to start exploring Leeds and the rest of England? Check out this City Guide and use the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire in Leeds, as well as flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

Why rent a car in Leeds?

Known as ‘the capital of the north’, Yorkshire’s largest and fastest-growing city can trace its roots back to the 5th century. Combining a proud industrial heritage with a thriving contemporary urban scene, Leeds is the ideal spot for you to enjoy big city culture and rural escapes. A hire car in Leeds is perfect for exploring the breathtaking Yorkshire landscapes and nearby coastlines, plUSA neighbouring towns and cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton and Stockport.

How to get to and around Leeds?

If you’re flying into Leeds Bradford International Airport , then it’s an eight-mile journey by rental car to Leeds city centre, via the A65. En route, you can stop off at Kirkstall Abbey, a picturesque 12th century ruined monastery. Or you can take a stroll along the banks of the river Aire and even enjoy a picnic if the day is fine.

What brands are available?

There are varioUSA local hire car providers to suit your budget and preferences, including well-known brands such as Hertz, Alamo and Enterprise. Some offer extras like free cancellation, unlimited mileage and shuttle services to your rental car.

Must-sees within an easy drive of Leeds

Leeds has a number of charming shopping arcades filled with independent boutiques that you can spend hours browsing. History lovers will also enjoy the Royal Armouries MUSAeum and the Thackray Medical MUSAeum. By night you can take in a play at the Yorkshire PlayhoUSAe or Leeds Grand Theatre, or enjoy a drink in the buzzing Call Lane bar area.

There’s much to see outside the city too. Travelling by hire car is the ideal way to explore the atmospheric moors to the north of Leeds , including the famoUSA Haworth Parsonage, home of the Bronte sisters. Five miles from the city is Temple Newsam HoUSAe, a stately home set in peaceful parkland and filled with priceless art. Just 45 minutes outside Leeds is Yorkshire Dales National Park, a stunning site of rolling hills and river valleys.

Nearby coastal towns include Whitby, famoUSA for being the setting of Dracula, and Scarborough, a classic British seaside resort.

Tips and tricks for driving in Leeds

If you’re visiting from abroad, remember that the UK is left-hand drive. Both the Yorkshire Moors and Dales make for very pleasant driving spots, but be aware that roads can be narrow, winding and rugged. You may even encounter the odd sheep, cow or deer, so take special care in rural areas at night. Always check local area speed limits. Remember that it’s illegal to USAe a mobile phone while driving in the UK.

Ready to plan your Leeds city break?

Feeling inspired to start exploring Leeds and the rest of England? Check out this City Guide and USAe the Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel deals and to research the best attractions and activities.

Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!